This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past boasting over 500 years of history. Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing and much more! The Friends of Ipswich Museums offer free short daily tours of the Mansion called 'A Peep into the Past'.One of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings, this beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past, boasting over 500 years of history.
Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing.
Gaze at the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.
When It All Started
This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic pas boasting over 500 years of history.
Christchurch Mansion is built on the site of the Holy Trinity Priory, founded in the 12th century, which was suppressed by King Henry VIII.
A property syndicate bought the site in 1894 and sold some of the land for development. Felix Cobbold, a member of the syndicate, presented Christchurch Mansion to the town as a gift and the Ipswich Corporation purchased the remainder of the park.
Their website will allow you to search the collections of Colchester and Ipswich Museums.
The Museum holds over 200,000 records of natural and man-made objects created over the last 65 million years.
The collections include Natural Science specimens spanning millions of years, the internationally significant collection of Roman-Colchester artefacts and wider Archaeology across the two counties, Ipswich’s World Cultures collection, a broad Social History collection of the two towns including Dress and Textiles, and finally an excellent Art collection centred in Ipswich.
The Museum online catalogue is a work in progress and as such there may be errors or incomplete records. This catalogue is continuously updated, and we are working to increase the number of records available for searching.